LibriVox recording of Told in a French Garden, by Mildred Aldrich.
Friends begin to summer in a beautiful French country house when WWI breaks out. They decide not to evacuate as the war encroaches. To distract their thoughts from the war for a time, after dinner each night they take turns telling stories. Some of the stories are moving. Some are chilling. The story each chooses is sometimes surprising to their friends, but always intriguing. Their stressed emotions are kept under control by the occupation of creating, preparing, and telling stories... such is the power of books. (Note: the author was a journalist living in France during the war.)-summary by A.L. Gramour.
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